Can I Transfer My Son Without the Permission of His Father?

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There are two middle schools in my hometown of Idaho. I want to transfer my son out of the school he is currently enrolled in and enroll him into the other middle school- Can I transfer my son without the permission of his father? We are currently divorced.

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You should review your child custody order to determine if there are any limitations with transferring your child to a different school. The order may grant you the right to transfer your child to a different school without having to seek the permission of your child’s father. Alternatively, you could ask the father for permission. If he agrees, you should have him sign a notarized declaration for evidentiary purposes just in case he later objects to the transfer in a child custody legal proceeding.



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Author: House Attorney